Teaching

ANU – POGO 8212 Energy Politics and Governance (graduate)

This course examines debates on energy reform and global climate change. It considers the political economy and geopolitics of energy resources, and explores issues facing energy governance at international, national and local levels. The democratic dimensions of energy reform will also be discussed, particularly the challenge of promoting long term energy reforms in the context of electoral politics. Students will engage with scholars and practitioners working on energy issues in an interactive and group-based learning environment.

ANU – POGO 8096 Research Methods (graduate)

In this survey course we cover the essential elements of research design, from theory building to hypothesis testing, principles of causal inference, and the presentation of results. The course also contains units on different strategies for data collection and analysis, including experimental design, survey research, elite interviews, textual analysis, and regression analysis. It is a required course for students enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

GWU – PSC 6439: International Political Economy (graduate) 

This course examines the politics of international economic relations. It focuses both on how economic flows (trade in goods and services, capital, people, GHGs) affect political outcomes, and on how political institutions and socioeconomic actors shape economic flows between countries. core course for International Trade and Investment Masters (ITIP Program), Elliott School of International Affairs.

GWU – PSC 2990: Political Economy of Energy (undergraduate)

The goal of this course is to use social science to analyze the history and politics of energy. We focus on three debates that are central to understanding how energy affects our world. In the first section we examine the politics of energy dependence on oil imports (“energy security”). In the second section we think about the effects of natural resource endowments on governance in producer states (“resource curse”). In the third section of the class we will examine how best to understand the politics of climate change.

GWU – PSC 6368: Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy (graduate)

This course examines the politics and foreign policy of Japan. It is organized around three themes: 1) the classical model of Japan’s politics and economy, and causes for its breakdown; 2) new institutions of growth and redistribution; 3) Japanese grand strategy. Core course for Asian Studies Masters Program, Elliott School of International Affairs.

GWU – PSC 2374: Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy (undergraduate)

In this course we examine the politics, economics, and foreign policy of Japan. The course is organized around three themes: 1) the classical model of Japanese political economy and its breakdown; 2) new institutions of growth and redistribution; 3) Japanese grand strategy.